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and copilot are dead. they were both killed in that crash. i'm bill hemmer. martha: i'm martha maccallum. the neighbored say they heard a large boom, then several explosions followed. the airbus 300 crashed outside the city's perimeter. bill: what do we know about the conditions where that plane crashed? >> reporter: it remains unclear whether weather had anything to do with the crash of flight 1354. we are getting word from the faa where the plane crashed. the crash occurred while the plane was on approach to the airport in birmingham. the ntsb says it's sending a full go-team to investigate the cause of the crash. an airport spokesperson says there are no homes in the area where the plane crashed. the spokesperson describes it as a grassy field. local authorities say no one on the ground was injured, bill. bill: what are we hearing from ups? >> they are trying to assess what's going on as is everyone else. the aircraft was an a-300 cargo jet. it was flying to birmingham from louisville, kentucky. a company spokesperson released a written statement saying quote," we are still asse
in syria. we all await his decision as does the world. martha: we have new reports from the "wall street journal" that the white house is moving quickly on this because they have reason to believe syria is planning to launch another chemical attack in the country's largest city aleppo. wait wants to accomplish with action. molly henneberg is live at the white house leading our coverage. what is the white house saying? >> the u.s. has to get involved because the world community cannot leave a chemical attack or chemical attacks plural unanswered. but the white house says the goal is not to out of syrian president bashar al-asaad. even though the obama administration believes this is not the only chemical weapons attack by the regime this year. >> the options being considered by the president and his national security team are not around the question of whether chemical weapons were used in syria on a massive scale causing death and injury to innocents women and children. its many not whether they are responsible, it's what is the he appropriate response to this clear violation of internat
, not in the south of france, but in martha's vineyard and that has triggered the expected criticism from corners of capitol hill. of course who are the middle of a five-week vacation. "usa today" is reporting the first family is going to be staying at the $7 million home of a top democratic donor and, of course, bill clinton also vacationed in martha's vineyard during his time in the white house but he famously and i know that gene will remember this and ed will remember this, he famously switched his vacation destination after dick morris took polls to see which vacation spots would be better and they found out that wyoming, surprisingly enough, is better than martha's vineyard. nantucket is better than martha's vineyard but i don't think you'll find that in the poll. "usa today" is remibdsing us this morning franklin roosevelt was criticized for spending time on his yacht. john adams spent seven months in quincy, massachusetts, on his farm in 1797 and actually accused of abdicating his office and that criticism didn't help his bid for the second term. now, for republicans who are ready to poun
a direct hit on the united states? our martha raddatz is in the region with the news. >>> extreme weather forcing children to cool off in ice cubes, schools closed in six states and out west have fearless firefighters stopped the blaze near yosemite. >>> watch dog, we find $1 million of taxpayer money going to waste in a closet. trying to get action tonight. >>> hidden world, the closed life of the amish, is it finally exposed and is there really an amish mafia? >> good evening. as we begin tonight, the clock is ticking on u.s. military action in syria. the white house says a decision is near and u.s. war ships are in position. and the rest of the world is also joining the debate about what kind of action and exactly when. the goal, to stop a man using brutal chemical weapons 5,000 miles away. abc's martha raddatz has it all from the middle east. >> reporter: he is the man at the center of this horror. a brutal dictator who the vice president said today is undeniably responsible for gassing his own innocent people. >> there is no doubt who is responsible for this heinous use of chemical w
's chief foreign affairs correspondent martha raddatz tells us what is happening right now. >> reporter: today a u.s. navy reconnaissance plane circled yemen's capital, scouring the streets and alley ways below searching for terrorist operatives behind a plan u.s. intelligence believes involves a strike on the u.s. embassy or other western targets with explosive trucks. craig, a freelance journalist in the city described the eyes in the sky. >> it was buzzing for at least five hours. then there was a break for an hour or two and then it was back again. >> reporter: taking no chances, the u.s. air force air lifted almost all of the u.s. personal out to safety, leaving only the most essential personal behind. tonight we know this is the man behind the plot, a hardened al qaeda leader determined to strike beyond the borders of yemen to the american homeland. he was behind the underwear bombing plot to bring down a u.s. aircraft. he just might get help from a large number of maximum security prisoners, many of them al qaeda, who have been busted out of jail in recent weeks with the help of
first lady from martha washington to ida mckinley. tonight, we focus on first lady eliza johnson. ♪ > she was close to being broken by the time she went to the white house. >> this is the earliest existing house. they lived here in the 1830's and 1840's. >> she was educated and taught school. >> she would work. the north and south fought all over the civil war. it changed hands 26 times. they did have domestic help. >> it was used as a hospital, it was used as a place to stay and it was destroyed. >> eliza wasn't able to get out much. >> she brought home many gifts. >> this is the room she returned to. >> she is obscure. she's who he needed. >> abraham lincoln's assassination weeks after his second inaugural shocked a war- ravaged nation. johnson's wife eliza was 54 years old when she was thrust into the role as first lady. he navigated the end of the civil war, reconstruction in the south and his own impeachment. this week on "first ladies, the life and times of eliza johnson." we learn more, let me introduce you to our two guests. jacqueline burger is in the midst of a biogra
get thrown out of the comedian's union if he didn't do these jokes. >> some on martha's vineyard seem to be welcoming president obama with open arms. retailers for one and several islander who's happened to catch a glimpse of the president getting lunch today. if you caught my let me finish last night, you know that i don't believe in begrudging a president of either party for taking time off to recuperate from the demands that have office. that said, criticism of presidential vacations is a routine part of our politics these days. i guess the haters are going to hate as they say but imagine this, a presidential vacation in a foreign country hosted by a hollywood celebrity. well, it happened back in 1982. take a look. >> president and mrs. reagan were fully on vacation in barbados today and as presidents do wherever he this go, mr. reagan an democraticed a lot of attention when he went swimming. john palmer now. >> with the business part of the president's working vacation now over, they went to the beach. the president was dressed for it. police in reagan was not. with secret service
. that was representative martha roby being confronted by a rather energized audience member at a town hal in alabama. it's the kind of anger, vitriol, hatred and at time racism that has confused recent conservative events, and it's gotten so bad that calling obama an american-hating communist despot is hardly the worst of it. take for instance what we saw over the weekend in missouri when a rodeo clown put on an obama mask, prompting the announcers to mock and insult the president. one audience member said it was like something out of a klan rally. chanting obama is 47% negro, chanting bye-bye black sheep. and in orlando earlier this month, the president and first lady were recently greeted with signs that said kenyan go home. renewing calls for impeachment and investigations into the president's birth certificate, two issues that some read as veiled attacks on the president's race. the recent from blake farenthold from texas. >> unfortunately, the horse is already out of the barn on this, on the whole birth certificate issue. the original congress when his eligibility came up and looked into this. i'm
and trust and protecting national security. even while vacationing on martha's vineyard president obama couldn't escape a moment of apparent frustration on the golf course. but in washington, more troubles await the commander in chief. lawmakers are criticizing the president's plan by nsa programs exposed by leaker edward snowden. >> he's failed to explain these programs which are lawful, which save lives. >> we need to do better in educating our public so they are are not fearful that we the government are violating their privacy. the worm director of the nsa added oversight to hurt a key part of the program moving quickly to protect national security. >> so you need to be careful about how many processes you put in there. the >> reporter: the leak seemed to push russian relations to a post cold war low. president obama has now canceled the meeting with russian president vladimir putin originally scheduled for next month. some lawmakers want a stronger gesture. >> mr. putin does not have united states' russia relationships in any priority. and treating them in a realistic fashion. that
and recess. the president is doing his weeklong vacation at mothers -- at martha's vineyard. the muslim brotherhood is calling for a demo stretch and in cairo to protest the death toll yesterday. now at 421. another 3500 were injured. 43 policemen and a western journalist among those killed. it is thursday morning, august 15. ahead on the "washington journal ," your reaction to the latest development in egypt and what the u.s. response should be. you should join the conversation at (202) 585-3880, our line for republicans. (202) 585-3881 for democrats. we also have our line for independents at (202) 585-3882. join us on facebook, send us a tweet, or e-mail address, journal@c-span.org. at somegin with a look of the headlines from outside the u.s., the "guardian" newspaper -- egypt's bloody crackdown. when the story first went to prince, the death toll was 200 78. overnight, the death toll has been updated to 421. there is this from the "miami killed asundreds egypt's forces storm the protest camps. a similar headline from "usa today," egypt the reps in chaos. -- a reps and chaos. from th
of blacks in the white house. >> yes. >> this is a q&a for a couple of years ago about the martha washington's slave -- pick it up at the end. >> she found out early 1796 that martha washington was planning to give her away as a wedding gift. during slavery, slaves were given away. this was upsetting for her. because when they died, they would free individuals who were slave to them. and she had hoped down the road she would be out of the institution. but if she's going to be given away, that meant her whole life was going to be in slavery. she's going make plans to escape. she writes, she talks about later, one evening, late spring, 1796 while the washingtons were silting at the dinner table waiting for her to serve them, she went out the back door. rather than say, you know, she escaped, we don't like it, but we'll leave it alone. george decides to kidnap her. they send a nephew back to kidnap her which was actually fairly common. >> how many stories in history like this, slaves in the white house? >> many stories. there were african-americans in the white house, except the james buchanan
this country wants to do right now. >> president obama is going next week to martha's vineyard and the house and senate take their recess. many say they will do constituent work, i believe they are, but in terms of prioritizing they have done alousing job with the national finances, and they are all going away without doing their jobs first? >> i agree with you, and if you recall four years ago we were going through a very similar thing with the whole health care situation and they went home, and the american people rose up. >> you have awakened the sleeping giant. >> this is not a federal government issue! this is a people issue! >> stay out of my business! stay out of my health care! >> the whole bill needs to be started over and concentrate on those things that are not going to cost anything. >> in terms of the president's activities for august, his calendar still coming together for that month. unlike congress, the president will be at work for most of the month. >> sooner or later it will stop, and it really will and them going away for vacation. if they went away for three or four year
in egypt from martha's vineyard last week. and we won't be joining in military exercises with egypt. but what real power, peter, does president obama have to change what's happening on the ground in egypt? >> president obama does not have real direct power to change what's happening on the ground in egypt, but what he does have the power to do is decide how we're going to react, what the american response is going to be. and right now america gives about $1.5 billion a year in aid to cairo, $1.3 billion of that is military aid. and that's the kind of thing that obama could be seriously rethinking, and saying, you know, what are we getting for that money, is it in our interests, in the interests of the egyptian people. >> christine, the president's hands, are they tied? or are they not? are there options that are available to the president that we have not been talking about over the past few days? >> craig, egypt is a very important ally to the united states, which is why the president is hesitating in cutting off further economic aid. most of the military aid for this fiscal year h
fighting the revolutionary war, martha washington ran their plantation. >> it is clear that martha arrived at mount vernon in 1859 and there was a lot of management that she had to do. when she married george washington, she brings with her to mount vernon 12 housemates. that is really almost unimaginable luxury. these are slaves that are for the most part, not field labor, not producing crops, which is where your income is coming from. they are doing things like cooking, serving at table, clean the house, doing the laundry, doing selling, this is not productive labor in the sense that it is not productive income. she brings them with her and she brings financial resources to the marriage as well as her managerial skills. it makes mount vernon a successful operation and it makes it possible for washington to be away for eight years fighting a war. the fact that he has this support system that enables him to volunteer his time and talents to run the revolution is clearly critical. first, a farm manager, who during most literal revolution is a distant cousin of washington. \washington. then
with a conversation between two top al qaeda leaders. with more on this abc's martha raddatz. >> reporter: beefed-up law enforcement. heightened awareness at airports from l.a. to new york and more scrutiny on those trying to enter the country. a senior u.s. official tells abc news that the plot started in yemen, and u.s. officials are frantically searching for vehicle bombs al qaeda wants it use to blow up the u.s. embassy there and perhaps others as well. abc news has also learned that through surveillance and electronic eavesdropping, more was discovered. including communications between al qaeda affiliates and someone in the u.s. not just electronic conversations, but through the mail as well. the u.s. does not know the content of the letters. >> in terrorist communications, in general, the simpler more primitive forms of communication, the more effective they are. >> reporter: this is who al qaeda's zawahiri has been communicating with in yemen, al-wuhayshi. small bombs that could be placed inside a human body, especially dangerous if the bomb carrier boarded a flight. >> this group is fairl
to be a matter of whether the u.s. will strike syria but when. abc's martha raddatz is in the region this morning and has the latest on the crisis in syria. >> reporter: he is the man at the center of the horror, a brutal dictator who the vice president said is undeniably responsible for gassing his own innocent people. >> there is no doubt who is responsible for this heinous use of chemical weapons in syria -- the syrian regime. >> reporter: there seems no question that the u.s. is ready to strike a punishing blow to assad. u.s. warships are in place, cruise missiles at the ready, the targets in syria selected. >> if the order comes, you are ready to go -- like that? >> we are ready to go like that. >> reporter: what might assad do in response? the syrian regime has hundreds of tons of mustard gas and large stock piles of sarin. add to that 100,000 missiles and rockets including thousand of powerful scud missiles which could reach any target in neighboring israel. here in israel, a run on gas masks, requests increasing fourfold. israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu saying israel is ready fo
will return to the white house h tonight after vacationing on martha's vineyard for the past nine days. the president has kept a low low profile. he was back on the golf courseol today with thef pft the world bank, a fundraiser andaise presidential aid. he did interrupt his vacation to speak out publicly and condemn the violence in egypt. >> 79 people were killed in crashes between police and supporters of former president mohamed morsi saturday raising the death toll to nearly 900 inl the past four days in egypt. e with the violence showing no signses of slowing down, d lawmakers are voicing opinions o on what the united states's rol' should be. fox's brian yenis has the latest. >> reporter: united states givev egypt about $1.5 billion annually. that amount is second to the $3 billion given each year to israel. since the removal of president mohamed morsi and it violent uprising president obama stopto delivering f.-16 jets and canceled joint exercises withiss egypt but has not cut off aid. >> the president is caught is between a rock and a hard place. egypt is a very, very important c
. >> in martha's vineyard president obama looking for a break from the heat. wbal-tv 11 news. >> a maryland man is one of the longest surviving heart transplant patients. >> after marrying his wife he was diagnosed with cardio cardiomyopat cardiomyopathy. we meet the team of doctors behind that life saving transplant. >> the showers sitting down to the south in virginia but a few may make it up into maryland toda wow, i've been claritin clear for 10 days! when your allergies start, doctors recommend taking one non-drowsy claritin every day during your allergy season for continuous relief. 18 days! 17 days! 22 days of continuous relief. live claritin clear. every day. >> the time now is 5:36. there's a live look outdoors in the city. that's the sun rising it will be up at 6:16 this morning. we are in dawn right now. if you have a chance you may want to look outside this morning. if you have clear skies you may get a glimpse of the meteor shower. this happens every yeernd this time and it will peak tomorrow morning in which case there may still be breaks in the cloud cover to get to see it. it is
folks on the map. it is the equivalent of martha washington wearing homespun. my new book is called "affairs of state turco -- state." frances cleveland was a jackie kennedy figure. they wanted mrs. cleveland's clothing. she said that she would not wear a restrictive thing. that ended the core set -- corset. nancy reagan was more than lipstick and high heels. the media portrayed her monolithically. there's is more to her fashion sense. -- there is more to her fashion sense. michelle may be a fashionable woman but, she is a ivy league attorney. she has had all. she is the image of the american woman. we look at first ladies for that. and i say, thank goodness. i would rather have them look at first ladies then lindsay lohan. their influence is hard to measure. mamie, the bangs were an influence. they would ask her about her politics and she would say, i flip pork chops. it was a cutesy and fulks see kind of way of disarming it -- folksy kind of way of disarming it. the first lady does not have a bullet -- a bully pulpit, but a velvet glove. >> madison avenue does presidential ads wit
budget battles with republicans. he already made several trips prior to his vacation here in martha's vineyard talking about housing, decreasing corporate tax rates, ways to invest in infrastructure projects. this trip next week will be part of that larger series trying to bet the upper hand and undoubtedly more contentious debates and budget battles coming up. >> that dolphins meeting, four decades in the making. i want to ask you at the rnc chairman he's talking fresh off of his organize's meeting. what is he saying today? >> reporter: he's defending his party basically against sort of these allegations that there's so much infighting and that the party is divided right now. he made the argument that at this summit they had a robust debate, that they emerged from this summit energized. here's a little bit of what he had to say earlier today. >> healthy family debate is not a bad thing at all and i really believe that. i don't think at a time when we just came off of a presidential election that having a party that is just dull and boring is something that is good for not just our
a million dollars in travel expenses. one of the trips costing 95,000 dollars to martha's vineyard. 200,000 dollars to give commencement speeches at 3 ivy league schools. it turns out he spent 113,000 for four trips. while in office just as we get liberal advocacy groups. most were made on board a jet which costs more than $50 million. >>> a 14-year-old utah boy found alive after surviving four-days alone in the woods. they are required to hand over their shoes as a way to encourage them from running away. this child was barefooted. >> all americans are being urged to leave yemen immediately. that according to the state department which is also moving all nonessential personnel out of that country. this as we learn more about what prompt this had terror threat. doug luzader is live in washington this morning. >> while the u.s. facilities in all of these countries will remain closed today there is a special focus in yemen where the state department is telling u.s. citizens to get out. now the embassy in yemen was already closed. they are declaring nonemergency u.s. personnel to leave the
will led off on his vacation to martha's vineyard and be gone for eight or ten days. >> i think multipart questions, try to get three all into one, if you can. tell me about the president made it a point to tell congress he was going to get stuff done with or without them. he talked about executive orders and picking up the phone, talking to ceos and university presidents. how important is it for this news conference to set is stage for the battles with the congressional republicans. all these things we'll see in the months ahead. congress is in recess right now. the members are back in their districts or traveling. a lot of them are doing town hall meetings. this will be an opportunity for the president to reach a wide audience. not only the cable networks but i suspect the broadcast networks will want to take the news conference live. the president will have a big audience. it's an opportunity for him to try to set the stage and september will be a really difficult month for the administration. congress has to pass a budget for the end of the month. they have to raise the nation's debt
was a second cousin, when the british, potomac to burn mount vernon, get out my books and martha, presumably not in that order -- [laughter] >> he presumed he was going to lose everything. when jefferson eventually gets around to writing those famous words, our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor, they sounded pretty rhetorical. hey, they were for real. it was everything. you have to be willing to do that. and he was willing. later, in 1779, a british frigate comes up to potomac and lund washington says i'm going to send out a skiff with fruit and presence to appease the british captain. so we does not and the british captain says, hey, man, i'm just fishing for airing. i have no evil intention figures even know this is mount vernon. so lund washington sends a report of this to george, sort of proud that he defended the homestead. and washington writes back and says, i am extremely distressed at what you have told me. you have sullied my honor. if it happens again, let them burn it to the ground. these are the kind of guys we are talking about, okay? there's a special quality to this pa
, and then right after that, he goes golfing at mink meadows club in martha's vineyard. come on. >> is there such a place? >> there is such a place. >> meadows? >> come on. >> mi-i-n-k those little guys that run around. >> they make great coats. >> i don't think dick morris polled that for you, did he? like bill clinton famously? >> i doubt it. quibble with your name of the golf club. >> yes, it is. i'm being shallow right now. come on. >> it doesn't sound like one of -- doesn't sound like a long golf course. it sounds more like a putt-putt. >> yeah. sounds pretty simple here. and also bob filner, did you hear the grandma story? >> i saw her too and gave a press conference. gloria allred repping her. >> it's not a grandmother. it's a great grandmother. let's get the news. in san diego the number of women accusing mayor bob filner, i decided to go with this one first, advances and it's risen to 16 among to peggy shannon, 67-year-old great grandmother who works part-time for the senior citizen service desk at city hall spoke publicly for the first time last night. >> on the day th
and martha, presumably, not in that order. [laughter] he presumed he was going to lose everything. when jefferson gets around to writing the famous words, our lives, our fortune, and our sacred honor. they sounded pretty rhetorical. hey, they were for real. it was everything. it was all in. you had to be willing to do that, and he was willing. later in 1779, a british frigot comes up the river, and they say, i'm going to send out a skiff with fruit and presents to appease the british captain. he does that. the captain says, hey, man, i'm just fishing for herriing. [laughter] i have no evil intentions. he does not even know this is mount vernon. lund washington sends a report of this to george sort of proud he defended the homestead, and washington writes back and says i'm extremely distressed at what you have told me. you have sullied my honor. if it happens again, let me burn it to the ground. these are the kinds of guys we're talking about here, okay? there is a special quality to the particular crisis that generates a level of leadership, not just in virginia, but beyond. by the way,
with the president's family was gone to martha's vineyard, they left bo the dog at home, and sent a marine helicopter to bring it back at a cost of over $300,000. i would like to know why that is not talked about more. host: more about the president there. guest: i do not know where the facts are coming from, but i find that intriguing, and if that is true, that is certainly something reuters would want to know about and write about. i have a long record in journalism looking into the -- exactly that kind of thing. i will take that note home with me. host: a couple of callers are mentioning the white house, and twitter, the same thing. we have been talking about rules congress wrote for itself for travel. you have a sense of how the white house works in this area -- how he decides where they are going? is anyone oversee those decisions because we are hearing it from callers? guest: i do not know the full answers. it would make for interesting inquiry by rick or any other journalist. carolyn "--s carolyn's story about africa goes, it is stunning. for the costunning of journalists who have to travel wi
. earlier this week, prime minister beblawi told martha raddatz he would like to see mubarak get a fair and legal trial. >> i hate that any one was not given a fair chance before his normal charge. >> reporter: mubarak's release could ignite further tensions in a country struggling to maintain stability. >> this is horrible. it will cancel everything we have been through. all the killings. all the bloodshed. it's deaf -- it's devastating. >> reporter: more than 1,000 people have been killed across egypt over the past week. in cairo, government forces tried to downplay the violent images that shock the world. what would you say to americans about egypt and about egypt's security forces? >> i invite them to come to egypt and see government forces trying to secure the country against terrori >> reporter: the white house se bd notmt a wints w the karen travers, abc news. >> karen, tha hemwonen, tha the u.n. is urging inspectors that they be allowed in damascus neighborhoodat a supposedlyt the security council meets here in new york today to consider further action. toll from the attack coul
sequestration. >> i'm martha covan the associate director for -- office of manage and budget which is part of the executive oversee the budget of a number of federal agencies including education, the administration for children and families at hhs where the head start program is. >> hi cay within the department hhs hhs and i started my early childhood career twenty years ago in a head start agency in brooklyn. so i'm really happy to be here today. i'm sharon from the center on budget and policy priorities. where i'm the vice president of budget policy and economic opportunity. this is a second go around for me at the center budget and friar returning in november, i worked for secretary inteel yous -- inteem use. >> i'm the manager director my work mostly focuses on the federal budget, deficits, and debt. >> great. i was wondering for we could start with you. we heard the numbers that have been mentioned in introduction about the over 57,000 slots that vitamin be lost. i wonder if you might be able to drill down a little bit more to that. i know, that the office of head start has some addit
. programs on every first lady from martha washington wine mckinley. tonight, harriet lane. quite she is probably the most tragic of all the first ladies. she hated it with a passion. she did not move into the white house with peace. >> they had eight rooms they had to furnish. when she arrived, she basically holed up and spent much of her time writing letters to her dead son. she called them my presaged child. a very poignant letter. , andey were returning there was a terrible accident. . it was devastating for the family. god.she concluded this was forhe house was too much jane to take care of. i don't think she was interested in housekeeping particularly. >> most regarded peer us as a failure in the office. >> it was the happiest of all presidencies. >> good evening. on this program, we learned about the final first ladies of the antebellum era. whose tenurepierce was defined by overwhelming loss. the time she and her husband are brought to the executive mansion, they have lost all fore of their young sons the next 45 minutes, we will .elve into jane pierce good evening. welcome. >
is vacationing in martha's vineyard. here is part of those remarks. >> that is why we are so concerned by reason -- recent events. we appreciate the complexity of the situation. mohamed morsi was elected president in a democratic election him and his government was not conclusive and did not respect the views of all egyptians. egyptians wereny calling for a change in course. we do not believe force is the way to resolve political differences, after the military's intervention several weeks ago, there remained a chance for reconciliation and an opportunity to pursue a democratic path. instead, we have seen a more dangerous path taken. arbitrary arrests, a broad crackdown on mohamed morsi's associations and supporters, and now tragically, violence has taken the lives of hundreds of people and wounded thousands. the united states strongly condemns the steps that have been taken by egypt's interim government and security forces. we deplorable violence against civilians. we support universal rights to human dignity, including the right to peaceful protest. we oppose the pursuit of martial law. it den
a week long vacation in martha's vineyard, a jammed agenda when he gets back to the white house. peter with the latest. good morning, peter. >> reporter: that's right. later this evening the president will return to the white house. on his last full day in martha's vineyard, that was yesterday, he played his fifth round of golf with larry david, creator of seinfeld and star of curb your enthusiasm. the first family spent time at the beach, riding bikes and dining out. there was some work, though, that needed to be done. from the end of the driveway in his vacation rental, the president addressed reporters this week about the deteriorating situation in egypt. he condemned the violence there and he canceled a planned joint military exercise with the egyptian military. but tomorrow it's back to work here in d.c. all day monday the only thing on the president's schedule so far are meetings at the white house. then on tuesday something a little different. the president is going to host the 1972 undefeated super bowl champion miami dolphins at the white house. it's going to be an event that
this is the significant and serious threat. martha abc news washington. >> police arrested 7 people who chain themselves to the front of the state be in oakland today. activist say that they are doing this to show solidarity with state prison inmates now in the 27th day of a hunger strike. they all want the governor and corrections officials to end solitary cop finement. those demonstrators say they will stay as long as it takes to end what they consider torture. >> well now to abc 7 news follow-up to airport land value dispute in sonoma county we have been fog. as we reported last month county officials ordered to pay 135 offered to pay 135,000 dollars plus twice that for relocation expenses for some land adjacent to the charles m shuttle airport in santa rosa. but the owner held out for more. since property was valued at more than 400,000 dollars by the county tax assessor. well tonight she tells us that she has reached a settlement with the county for 8b 15,000 dollars. and she says it was our story that generated support for her cause from the community. >> the ambulance company that serve s
seriously. shepard? >> shepard: wendell goler from martha's vineyard tonight. more people think that the nsa surveillance program will hurt americans than it will help catch terrorists. we conducted a poll last month long before today's revelation. 47 percent said they thought the snooping would hurt. compare that to 41% who believe it would help fight terror. in egypt, the muslim brotherhood's day of rage has left dozens more dead in the streets of the capital. bullets blasted through the streets of cairo. amateur video caught protesters jumping off a bridge to escape the gunfire. muslim brotherhood calling for people to continue the demonstrations for a whole week. the rage coming after riot police cracked down on protesters who wereup set about the military coup that booted president mohammed morsi from office. now armed civilians and plain clothes cops are fighting protesters in the streets. police stations reportedly under attack and the most pop police arab nation on the planet is dropping deeper into chaos. jennifer griffin on this story live from the pentagon. jennifer? >> shepard, t
much golf during the wore. >> today the president celebrates his love of golf. last week in martha's vineyard mr. obama play six rounds of golf in just nine days. >> next, the rising toll of lyme disease and the questions surrounding treatment. jeffrey brown has the story. >> lyme disease was first identified in the 1970s but it now turns out it's much more common than previously estimated, about 10 times more. the cdc reported this week an estimated 300,000 americans get the tick-borne disease every year. symptoms include, fatigue, fever, skin rashes and a headache. left untreated it can lead to arthritis, facial pawlzy and problems with the nervous system. of the nu she has been working a series absent the disease and its impact. welcome. first of all how significant are the new numbers, more cases than previously thought. >> you know, the really significant, politically especially. for years scientists and those who work with patient whose have lyme disease felt the numbers were off. there were estimates in the 90s that said lyme disease was under reported by three to 12 fold bu
hundreds of americans ordered to leave yemen. here is abc's martha raddatz. >> reporter: the u.s. navy reconnaissance plane circled yemen's capital, scouring the streets and alley ways below searching for terrorist operatives behind a plan, u.s. intelligence believes, involves a strike on the u.s. embassy or western targets with explosive-laden trucks. iona craig, a freelance journalist in the city described the eyes in the sky. >> it was buzzing for at least five hours. then a break for about an hour, maybe two, and then the was back again. >> reporter: taking no chances the u.s. air force, air lifted almost all of the u.s. personnel out to safety. leaving only the most essential personnel behind. we know this is the man behind the plot, a hardened leader, determined to strike beyond the borders of yemen to the american moem land. homeland. he was behind the underwear bombing plot to bring down a u.s. aircraft. he just might get help from a large number of maximum security prisoners many of them al qaeda who have been busted out of jail in recent weeks with the help of heavily armed m
this afternoon before the first family heads off to martha's vineyard tomorrow for a nine-day vacation. >> and a home coming tonight of sorts for beleaguered rodriguez. here's the question, will the hometown crowd cheer a-rod or give him the bronx cheer? go to cnn newday.com for the latest. >> this is amazing video. stalking one of the world's most dangerous predators. most of us fear getting close to a great white for a good reason but a team of scientists is seeking them out. it pa it's part of a mission to find out more about shark habits. brian todd joins us with much, much more. you know my love for sharks. >> absolutely. >> we got a chance to tag along with these guys. we are at the height of the season for the migration of the great white sharks. these are a vulnerable species. on the research vessel, a team of scientists and fish ermen hae launched one of the most vicious projects to tag and track great chi white sharks. the way they do it will make your heart stop. >> this summer the movie "sha "sharknado" is drawing us back in. how's this for a scare? you're inches away from
obama is going to martha's vineyard. george bush went to that stupid ranch for the entire month of august! what did republicans say? he works hard. he deserves a break. give me a -- get off my back. get off his back. >> as you alluded to -- >> congress, no. >> they doesn't deserve time with their families, bill? >> bill: not as much as they get. >> one winner of this week's massive powerball jackpot came forward yesterday in minnesota. paul white is a 45-year-old project engineer. his share, $86 million in cash before taxes so he'll take home just under $60 million after it is all said and done. he told the media -- >> bill: i saw $149. >> that's the annuitized value. the cash option is an $86 million. >> bill: only $60 some mill? >> after taxes. >> bill: i could go through that in a weekend. >> he told media -- first purchase will be an early 1990s acura that he's been eyeing on craigslist for a few months. [ laughter ] a car with about 12,000 miles on it. it is a sports car that's no longer made worth $30,000. that's what it costs. >> bill: you know what? go for it. >> it is l
, especially in washington. everyone is on vacation. president obama is now in martha's vineyard though he'll be getting daily briefings from senior aides and he will spend some time, of course, preparing for what's likely to be a busy falling, dealing with among other things immigration reform and the federal budget. while our president is now playing golf and relaxing a bit. enjoying downtime, the norwegian prime minister has been taking on a second job. well, sort of. let me explain. he went undercover as a taxi driver in oslo during june because he wanted to hear what real people had to say. his exchanges with cab riders were caught on hidden camera. he wore a disguise and only gave away his real identity once the passengers recognized him. that's not really a great disguise if you think about it, just the sunglasses. a company helped him with the project and the video was posted on his facebook page. it is also going to be used as part of a film that he will use during his re-election campaign next month. the idea was to find out what people really had to say if he were driving a taxi
at martha's vineyard where the president is vacationing. why is the limit on out-of-pocket expenses being delayed, wendell? >> reporter: well, jon, it turns out some insurers and employers use separate companies to administer medical coverage and drug benefit, and their compute pers don't necessarily talk to each other. since different companies have different limits on out of pocket costs, they need more time to figure out a way to keep track of all the out of pocket costs people are incurring. the result is that some people with complex chronic medical conditions like multiple sclerosis will pay more than they would have if the cap was in place. this delay on imposing the limit on out of pocket costs was approved in february but buried in bureaucratic language on the labor department's web site, and no one noticed it until now, jon. jon: so what are republicans saying about all this? >> reporter: well some republicans say this is proof the affordable care act is too complicated. they point to democratic senator max baucus' warning that it's going to be a train wreck to implement. but re
, the night. we feature programs on every first lady from martha washington. today, julia grant. host: serving as first lady from 1869 to 1877, julia grant relished the role. she once commented that life inside the white house was a garden spot of orchids. growing up in a slaveholding family, she ended up as wife of the commanding u.s. general during the civil war. she and ulysses s. grant shared 37 years together that included the hardships of war, the challenges of politics, and eight years in the white house. welcome to our program, "first ladies: influence and image." tonight, julia grant. let me introduce you to our guests. bill seale is a member of our series. he is a longtime white house historian and the author of "the president's house." pam sanfilippo is a historian at the ulysses s. grant national historic site. she is also working on a biography of julia grant. i want to start with you. we last left the series with the johnsons after impeachment and the politics with the radical republicans in reconstruction in the south. set the stage for us as the grants come into the white house
to dusk curfew in effect in cairo as the city tries to get back to normal. abc's martha raddatz is there. >> so where does this go from here? and were you shot? >> yeah. >> reporter: we spoke to 25-year-old mohamed sultan shot last week by egyptian forces in the eruption of violence he represents egypt's future, best and brightest, graduating from america's ohio state university. >> if we have to die so the next generation can live freely so be it. >> reporter: weeks ago we walked amongst jubilant protesters in tahrir square. when they tried to win hearts and minds. across town, with the pro-morsi crowd, building tents and digging in, there was hope for a peaceful end. instead, the egyptian security forces demolished this tent city, killing hundreds of people. on the very same spot we were just weeks ago, the scene is truly stunning. burned out buildings, very few people walking around and so much rubble. this is fast becoming a simmering civil war. one of america's great allies in this region, awash in blood. on one side, the government admitted that 36 islamists in its custody were kil
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